Russia unexpectedly recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital
Israel gas deal April 5, 2017 - Israel signs $6bn gas pipeline deal with Cyprus, Greece, Italy. DEBKA reports - The export of Israeli gas to Europe formal signing in Tel Aviv between Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy of a deal to lay a natural gas subsea pipeline across the Mediterranean.
Stretching from Israeli and Cypriot offshore gas fields to Greece and Italy, the pipeline will project should be up and running by 2025. Turkey disapproves. Heck, they crab about everything.
Such settlements, in territory that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, are deemed illegal by most of the world. Israel cites biblical, historical and political links to the land, as well as security interests, to defend its actions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected to sign off on Thursday on building the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for two decades, even as he negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity.
“Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.” Psalm 53:6 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Why did God allow Donald Trump to become president of the strongest nation on earth? So that His will for His people the Jews, and for His land of Israel would be accomplished. Just wait until our president announces he is moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Netanyahu was due to convene his security cabinet later in the day to approve the new enclave, government officials said.
“I made a promise that we would establish a new settlement,” Netanyahu told reporters. “We will keep it today. There are a few hours until then and you will get all the details.”
He made the pledge in the run-up to the eviction in February of 40 families from the West Bank settlement of Amona. Israel’s Supreme Court said the dwellings had to be razed because they were built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land.
IDF military drills Mar 26, 2017 - IDF launches military exercises on two fronts, high alert on third. Israel embarked on 2 week military exercises, across the Golan and in Judea and Samaria. (westbank) Residents were warned the drills will be accompanied by explosions. The Southern Command went on high terror alert following Hamas threats. Fukaha was a terrorist. www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227268
* These drills will go until PASSOVER
Mazen Faqha killed, Hamas closes Gaza Mar 26, 2017 - Hamas shut down the border crossing points between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Neither Palestinians not international officials are allowed to enter or exit Gaza.
Mazen Faqha was assassinated by unknown shooter. Hamas blames Israel for Mazen Faqha’s killing. Muslim terror chief Faqha was shot dead by unknown gunmen with 4 bullets to the head.
Israel is not the only suspect Israel, Hamas, Gaza Salafists and even the Palestinian Authority all had good reason to want Hamas commander Mazan Fukha dead. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4940504,00.html
PASSOVER SACRIFICE BACK IN JERUSALEM April 4, 2017 Lamb to be slaughtered near Temple Mount Jewish activists seeking to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem will be conducting a ritual Passover sacrifice of a lamb in a nearby park in full view of the Temple Mount. The ceremony is expected to raise opposition and protest from the Islamic Waqf, which the Israeli government permits to administer visits and activity on the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the “Noble Sanctuary.”
The sacrifice ceremony this year is scheduled to take place closer to the Temple Mount than previous rituals, which were held in the Mount of Olives, across a valley. Temple Mount activists, some of whom are involved with the Passover sacrifice, are pushing to rebuild a Jewish Temple in accordance with Bible prophecies. It remains unclear whether Israeli police have approved this year’s ceremony.
Tensions over Jewish activity on the Temple Mount have led to eruptions in violence in the past between Israelis and Palestinians.
A Sign of the End Times? Jerusalem Now Has Some Money for the Third Temple April 5, 2017 - The prophesied third temple may be on its way to fulfillment now that the Temple Heritage Foundation was granted a budget toward restoration. Though the United Nations considers the Temple Mount a Muslim holy site, Jewish politicians petitioned and were granted a small budget to go toward "research, information and advocacy" for the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
Some believe the newly added $550,000 budget for the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation could move Jerusalem toward a fulfilled prophecy.
"After many long months, I am pleased that our efforts have finally produced fruit. This is a good time, and thank God it has finally arrived, albeit 50 years late (actually 2,000 years late). The Israeli government has recognized that the Temple Mount is our national site," prayer advocate MK Yehudah Glick told Breaking Israel News.
In Ezekiel, the prophet describes a vision where God reveals the details of a restored temple.
In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me upon a very high mountain, on which was as the frame of a city on the south. He brought me there, and there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring reed in his hand. And he stood in the gate. The man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you. For you have been brought here to show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel" (Ezek. 40:2-4). www.charismanews.com/world/64080-a-sign-of-the-end-times-jerusalem-now-has-some-money-for-the-third-temple
Discovery of 3,000-Year-Old Donkey Dung Validates Biblical Account of King Solomon 4/4/17 - A new archaeological discovery has validated the Bible’s account of King Solomon’s riches and wealth.
Although ancient donkey dung may be the least thing we may expect to hold historical secrets, that is exactly what archaeologists have been analyzing to learn more about the time period of the biblical kings David and Solomon.
An article in National Geographic reveals that the ancient manure was preserved by the arid climate of Israel’s Timna Valley.
Archaeologists discovered the 3,000-year-old dung in an ancient mining camp, in an area filled with copper mines where ore used to be heated to turn into metal. This backs the biblical account referencing King Solomon’s vast wealth, much of which likely came from these mines.
“We thought maybe some nomads had camped there with their goats a few decades ago,” said archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef said. “But the [radiocarbon] dates came back from the lab, and they confirmed we were talking about donkeys and other livestock from the 10th century B.C. It was hard to believe.”
Another interesting thing archaeologists discovered was that the dung samples contained seeds and pollen spores that helped researchers determine the animals’ diet. This revealed that their feed had been imported from more than 100 miles away, near the Mediterranean coast.
April 9-16 is Holy Week for both Christians and Jews = Passover The basturds are emboldened by the carnage in Egypt. Muslim terrorists attack during holidays
Israel-Egypt join in terror fight April 10, 2017 - Israel calls for joint fight against terror after Egypt bombings. Israel sent its condolences to Egypt, Germany and France condemn ISIS attack against Copts on Palm Sunday. There were 2 bombings, one outside St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, and another a few hours earlier inside a church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta north of Cairo. www.timesofisrael.com/israel-calls-for-joint-fight-against-terror-after-egypt-bombings
Israeli Taba Crossing closed for Passover week April 10, 2017 - Israel closes Taba Crossing into Egypt until Apirl 18, wont allow Israelis into Sinai Peninsula, citing risk of terrorism. Israelis currently in the Sinai Peninsula urged to return from Egypt immediately. The decision comes after 2 Egyptian church bombings. www.timesofisrael.com/expecting-is-attack-israel-closes-taba-crossing-into-egypt
Jewish Priests Offer Paschal Lamb near Temple Mount April 9, 2017 at 11:30 am - After a court battle to gain police permission, the Sanhedrin held a full reenactment of the Passover sacrifice and Temple service Thursday evening in a manner reminiscent of the glory that was once the Temple. This year, the ceremony was closer to the Temple Mount, where the service would take place if the Temple were standing, than ever before.
For the last fifteen years, the Sanhedrin has hosted a full-dress reenactment of the Passover sacrifice in Jerusalem. With humble beginnings and intended more as a public lesson, the ceremony has grown. Every year, more people attend and the ceremony itself develops in complexity, becoming more like the actual ceremony in the Temple.
On Thursday, Kohanim, men from the priestly caste, dressed in special garments that adhere to Biblical requirements and perform the ceremony accompanied by musical instruments specially prepared by the Temple Institute for use in the Third Temple. A lamb was sacrificed under supervision of a representative of the government veterinary ministry, and subsequently roasted as mandated by the Torah.
To accommodate the growing crowds, the Sanhedrin planned to hold the ceremony this year at the Davidson Center, an archeological park adjacent to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Fearing Muslim violence, the police refused to issue a permit for the event, and only four days before the event, the venue was moved to a location inside the Jewish quarter near the Hurva Synagogue. However, even this location is prime, located only a few hundred meters away from the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
Left-wing media politicized the event, attributing right-wing extremist motives to the organizers and suggesting that their intent was to incite the Waqf, the Muslim Authority which oversees the Temple Mount. Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman of the nascent Sanhedrin and one of the organizers of the event, emphasized that the event was apolitical and intended simply as a reenactment of one of the most central ceremonies of the Jewish People.
“Despite all the difficulties, every year we come closer to the glory that was once in the Jewish Temple and, God willing, will return to Israel,” Rabbi Weiss said. “There is clearly an awakening as more people become connected to the Temple Mount and the reenactments of the Temple ceremonies.”
Hamas behind Faqha killing April 2, 2017 - As I suspected Day 1. Sounds like an excuse for war. Hamas is known for its internal assassinations, said DM Avigdor Liberman, suggesting that Hamas was responsible for the March assassination of their own terrorist, then blamed Israel. Mazen Faqha was shot dead, 4 bullets to the head on March 25 near his home in Gaza. www.timesofisrael.com/liberman-suggests-hamas-behind-killing-of-top-terrorist
Hamas prepared to destroy Israel April 21, 2017 - Hamas terror chief Mahmoud al-Zahar said they are prepararing to attack the Al-Aqsa Mosque and all Israel. al-Zahar said Hamas terrorists are crawling through the tunnels. Hamas has been reconstructing its terror tunnel network breaching into Israeli territory. www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228381
Gen. Mattis leaves Israel under fire April 22, 2017 - Syrian shells exploding on the Golan when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis flew out of Israel after talks with PM Binyamin Netanyahu and DM Avigdor Lieberman. This incident followed a Hizballah officer taking reporters on a tour of Israel’s defense.
Secretary Mattis was clear on how the United States proposes to help Egypt fight ISIS on 3 fronts, Syria, the Red Sea and Libya. His answers on Syria were noncommittal.
QUESTIONS REMAIN, Mattis didnt share much with Israel.
Where do US-Russian military relations stand in Syria after Raqqa? Since Russia has gathered the Syrian fighter jets under its wing, how will Israel be able to take action in Syrian air space? What is US policy regarding Iran and Hizballah?
Will the US go through with a Trump plan for security zones in Syria with the help of Jordan and Turkey? (Please, NOT Turkey!) ISIS is parked in the Golan-Yarmouk pocket at the junction of the Syrian, Israeli, Jordanian frontiers. Hizballah is ready to move into Deraa near the Israeli border. debka.com/article/26022/Mattis-leaves-Israel-with-unanswered-questions
Golan shelled April 22, 2017 debka - Several mortar shells from Syria exploded on the Golan Friday. Israeli army strikes Syrian sources of mortar fire on Golan. The IDF does not tolerate violations of Israeli sovereignty and holds the Syrian government responsible. Syrian sources reported that Israel fired two rockets against a Syrian army position east of Quneitra.
We believe that the blooming of the fig tree officially began when Israel was regathered back in their own land after nearly 2,000 years of dispersion. This was the first formal regathering but it will not be the last. The one that the Bible has in view ultimately is the final regathering of Israel at the end of the time of Jacob's trouble when Jesus returns to vanquish the Antichrist and his evil hordes at the Battle of Armageddon.
On May 14, 1948, two minutes after midnight, the nation of Israel was officially regathered according to Bible prophecy. The fig tree of Matthew 24 was blooming after two millennia of dormancy
“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)
On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words “We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel,” prompting applause and tears from the crowd gathered at the museum. Ben-Gurion became Israel’s first premier.
In Matthew 24, a chapter devoted almost exclusively to the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble, Jesus gives a really important time clue. He says that when we would see the “fig tree in bloom”, a reference to the nation of Israel, that that would be the official start of the end times, or last days mentioned throughout Bible prophecy.
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” Matthew 24:32, 33 (KJV)
We believe that the blooming of the fig tree officially began when Israel was regathered back in their own land after nearly 2,000 years of dispersion. This was the first formal regathering but it will not be the last. The one that the Bible has in view ultimately is the final regathering of Israel at the end of the time of Jacob’s trouble when Jesus returns to vanquish the Antichrist and his evil hordes at the Battle of Armageddon. pretribulation-rapture-church-jesus-christ-absolute-certainty-rightly-dividing-bible-study-nteb-01
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When the fig tree bloomed again in 1948, is started a minimum 70 year time period that, when finished, will have included the great falling away of the Church, the end of the Church Age in the Rapture, and the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. As I write this article on the 23rd day of April, 2017, we are roughly 13 months away from the 70th anniversary of the regathering of Israel. 70 is a very important number in the Bible, and in Bible prophecy in particular.
We have already shown you that it is no coincidence of any kind that Donald Trump was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old on his first full day in office. Not only that, we also showed you the importance of Trump’s campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and how that could possibly trigger the war mentioned in Psalm 83.
But before we continue, it’s important to remind ourselves first of the following:
THE JEWS WERE REGATHERED IN UNBELIEF: At the time, in 1948, newspaper headlines made many references and allusions to Old Testament scriptures about God regathering His chosen people, and for a brief period the people who were fresh off of Hitler’s Holocaust gave the God of Abraham the glory. But it didn’t last long. Today, hospitals in Israel perform late-term third trimester abortions, and Tel Aviv is considered the premier LGBTQP capital of the world, eclipsing that of San Francisco and Greenwich Village in New York City. The Boston Globe calls Tel Aviv “the gayest city on Earth“. Israel celebrates what God destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah for, let that sink in for a moment.
THE JEWS STILL REJECT THEIR MESSIAH: In the book of Romans, Paul weeps over the lost condition of his Jewish brethren, and wishes he could somehow get them to see that Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Scriptures. In Israel today, there is a growing number of Messianic believers, but the overwhelming majority reject the claims of Jesus.
THE JEWS WILL FOLLOW THE ANTICHRIST AND BUILD HIM A TEMPLE: In 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, Paul shows us that after the Rapture of the Church, the Antichrist is revealed in what is called the “strong delusion”. Not only that, Jesus in Matthew 24 directs us to Daniel 9:27 (KJV) and shows us the Antichrist sitting in the rebuilt Third Jewish Temple. third-jewish-temple-jerusalem-israel-antichrist-prophet-daniel
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All that now leads us to May 14, 2018, the 70th anniversary of regathered Israel:
Please note that this article is in no way setting a date for the Rapture of the Church, or a date for the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble. But it is presented to show you some very real possibilities for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the very near future.
The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 30 and verse 7 makes a reference to something he calls the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, which is the same thing Jesus mentions in Matthew 24 when He talks about the coming time of “great tribulation”.
“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)
But just one chapter before that, Jeremiah mentions something that immediately preceded that, a visitation from the Lord after 70 years. Historically this is talking about the Jews in Babylonian captivity, but is also a prophecy of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble in the end times.
“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)
It is interesting to note that in the book of Revelation, Jesus says that in the time of Jacob’s trouble Israel will be like “Sodom and Egypt”. (Remember the Boston Globe article calling Tel Aviv the “gayest city on Earth”?) They have turned so far away from the LORD that this is how God now views them.
“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8 (KJV)
But Revelation also directs our attention to spiritual Babylon that has now trapped the Jews just like physical Babylon did in Jeremiah’s day.
“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)
So I ask you, those of you who are Bible believers and understand that there is much prophecy yet to be fulfilled, is it possible that sometime around the 70th anniversary of the regathering of the nation of Israel, could the LORD be planning to once again visit Israel and His chosen people the Jews? two-witnesses-of-revelation-time-jacobs-trouble-now-end-begins-end-time-bible-prophecy-pretribulation-rapture
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If so, then wouldn’t that of necessity place the Rapture of the Church before that visit? Yes, it would. The Church has no place in the time of JACOB’S trouble, it is Israel’s final refinement according to the Bible.
“Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Amos 3:1,2 (KJV)
The 70th anniversary of regathered Israel is 13 months away, and there are only 3 possibilities for what is mentioned in this article. It is possible that 1). some of it could happen, 2). none of it could happen, or 3). all of it could happen.